Address: Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE
Visitors to the English capital seeking culture and history are in for a real treat when planning a day out at Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre.
Established in 1886, Guildhall Art Gallery continues to this day to offer some of the finest examples of classical artwork that can be found anywhere in London.
In addition, visitors that hope to find out more about the ancient history of this intriguing and historic city can do just that checking out the ruins of the Roman London’s Amphitheatre, which were uncovered at the site during renovation of the gallery in 1998.
Lots to see and do at Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre
Today, guests can enjoy a permanent collection of exemplary 19th century works at the gallery, with pieces on display from such luminaries of the art world as Rossetti, Constable, Millais and many more besides.
Offering a well-documented history of London’s growth and development over the last 200 years, the works provide a timeline of changing tastes and styles that are at the centre of the gallery collection.
In addition, the Roman Amphitheatre that had been lost for centuries at the site is now fully accessible to the attraction’s many visitors, with an extensive exhibition on the popular public venue, which undoubtedly played host to an array of events of yesteryear, including wild animal fights, public executions and gladiatorial combat.
Other nearby attractions for travellers to enjoy
Fantastic artworks and the wealth of intriguing history that is to be found at Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre are not only the only great things to see and do in the local area. Indeed, visitors to this busy part of the English capital might like to head along to some of the other great attractions that can be found here, including:
- Museum of London (0.4 miles, seven minutes’ travel time on foot/via public transport)
- Bank of England Museum (0.3 miles, five minutes)
- Monument to the Great Fire of London (0.5 miles, 11 minutes)
- Old Spitalfields Market (0.9 miles, 16 minutes)
- Temple Church (1.1 miles, 18 minutes)
- Barbican Centre (0.6 miles, 12 minutes)
- The Charterhouse (0.7 miles,. 11 minutes)
- Tate Modern (0.9 miles, 19 minutes)
- Southwark Cathedral (1.8 miles, nine minutes)
- Golden Hinde II (0.8 miles, 12 minutes)
- London Bridge Experience (0.9 miles, 11 minutes)
- The View from the Shard (0.9 miles, 12 minutes)
Where to park
For anyone planning to hire a car during their time in London, travelling to Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre is actually quite simple. With several nearby parking options for motorists to make use, there is plenty of availability for places to leave your car, including:
- Baynard House Car Park (0.5 miles, 11 minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Caxton House Car Park (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Aldersgate (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
- London Wall Car Park (0.2 miles, four minutes)
- Barbican Centre Car Park (0.6 miles, 12 minutes)
- Vintry Car Park (0.3 miles, eight minutes)
- Finsbury Square Car Park (0.6 miles, 12 minutes)
That said, travellers planning to drive during the morning and evening rush hours are reminded that traffic volumes can be especially high during these times and journeys should therefore be planned in advance and parking spaces pre-booked when possible.
Underground travel options
The London Underground network is renowned throughout the world as one of the most effective public transport systems in a major city. It could therefore be a highlight of visitors’ vacations to travel via the Tube when planning a trip to Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre.
Here are some of the nearby Underground stations that travellers can make use of:
- St Paul’s (Central line)
- Mansion House (Circle and District lines)
- Monument (Circle and District lines)
- Tower Hill (Circle and District lines)
- Aldgate (Circle and Metropolitan lines)
- Liverpool Street Underground (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
Travellers can also make use of several overground rail links to the local area, with several local stations including Moorgate, Cannon Street and LIverpool Street. Full details of local public transport timetables, hours of operation and station opening times can be found at the official website of Transport for London.
Best places to stay near Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London’s Amphitheatre
For all those planning a visit to this bustling part of central London, here are just a few of the outstanding local hotel options that they might like to consider:
- The Metropolis London Hyde Park – 78-84 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UH (1.97 miles)
- Park Grand London Hyde Park – 78-82 Westbourne Terrace, London W2 6QA (1.97 miles)
- Park Grand London Kensington – 33/37 Hogarth Road, London SW5 0QQ (2.32 miles)
- Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly – 65-73 Piccadilly, London W1D 6EX (2.32 miles)
- The Grand Paddington London – 1-2 Queen’s Gardens, London W2 3BA (0.35 miles)